Funeral homes provide ICE app

SIDNEY — Salm-McGill & Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney and Shively Funeral Homes, in Fletcher and St. Paris, have invested in the community in order to promote the saving of lives.

The funeral homes ask area residents to download the Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) app from either the Apple App Store or Google Play to their smart phones and enter in their codes: No. 5130 for Salm-McGill & Tangeman; No. 3072 for the St. Paris location of Shively and code: No. 5326 for the Fletcher location of Shively.

They are making this potentially life-saving app available for free to download in the community. This app is available to the entire community. Questions about the app can be answered at

In the event of an emergency, first responders can use the Vital ICE app to retrieve the user’s vital information. This information can then be easily taken on the ambulance to the hospital or sent directly to the hospital from the Vital ICE app, where emergency room staff can further access this critical information.